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For the first time in UT history, students from the Class of 2021 graduated on the field of Neyland Stadium. Traditionally, graduation ceremonies are held inside the Thompson-Boling Arena, but as the coronavirus pandemic continues to linger on, the university decided that an outdoor ceremony…

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For many college students, one of the biggest anxieties weighing on their minds during graduation is their mountains of impending student debt. Although many students can rely on their parents to help them pay for college, most students end up having to take out their fair share of federal l…

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Every member of the UT community is familiar with the Torchbearer Statue in Circle Park on campus. This statue is a famous symbol for the university, bearing the Volunteer Creed, which reads, “One that beareth a torch shadoweth oneself to give light to others.” It also holds a torch whose fl…

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Graduation — an onset for rejoice and also a nerve-racking time for most college students. After graduating, students go on to less sheltered lifestyles full of paying off loans, finding jobs or possibly continuing their education past the undergraduate level. Sometimes figuring out how to s…

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As we celebrate Black History Month, an important part of being involved in the conversation about race is learning about Black history and how that past has impacted the African American experience. Here are some classes that are offered at UT, as well as some organizations that celebrate B…

A new semester can create many feelings. Stress and anxiety about upcoming assignments, anxiety, sadness about lost free time, concern about one’s general welling — all common occurrences during a large schedule shift. That isn’t including a global pandemic, economic uncertainty and ongoing …

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Every year since 1983, the news publication “U.S. News and World Report” has published an annual ranking of American universities. The 2021 report, released on Sept. 14, placed the University of Tennessee at 112th nationally and 57th among all public universities.

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In the wake of COVID-19, the way of life for most around the world has been turned upside down. Having to now live a life that requires you to wear a mask everywhere you go and stay inside constantly has unfortunately become the new norm.

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On Monday, March 30, Dean of Students Shea Kidd Houze was hosting a Milkshake Monday event with students over Zoom when an unknown guest launched a racist disturbance. The act, known as “Zoom Bombing,” has become common at institutions across the country, as the video communications company …

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This year marks the first time that the Goldwater Scholarship Program, named for former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater and widely considered the most prestigious undergraduate STEM scholarship in the nation, has allowed universities to nominate five, rather than four, students. UT took advanta…

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Since we have all been spending plenty of time indoors, this is a perfect opportunity to consider our futures. Registration for summer and fall semesters has been available for a few weeks now. The hectic circumstances may have distracted you, but don’t worry. It’s not too late.

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As UT transitions to online learning for the remainder of the semester, a plethora of online learning resources have become available to students, faculty and staff. However, several of these tools will be required for class and many may be unfamiliar with them. So, here are some tips on usi…

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The coronavirus pandemic has made it to UT. Classes are all online now, with many professors opting to give lectures via video conference apps like Zoom.

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The semester may not be even halfway finished, but the summer is still fast approaching. While some prefer to fill their summers doing nothing but relaxing, many would prefer to make some cash and gain some career experience. The timeline for those opportunities is running short, as many int…

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In 1989, colleagues at Old Dominion University Larry Nadeau and Sheri Lachetta created the Rape Aggression and Defense course, more commonly known as R.A.D. The program was adopted at the University of Tennessee in 1992 with the goal of providing women with the confidence and skills to prote…

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The second semester has started in full. A new batch of classes may bring a new batch of stressors, but they don’t need to overwhelm you. You can make this semester a breeze if you take the right steps.

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Although each academic major comes with a prescribed set of required classes, students with gaps in their schedule or a need for extra electives may find themselves browsing the online catalog for additional courses to take. Here are some of the most unique courses offered at UT, which range…

The Guide to Online Schools recently released its 2020 rankings for the best online schools in the state and the country, and UT was featured in several of its categories. In order to qualify for the list, universities must offer at least five fully online degrees.